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xx   BOLT & NUT
xx   SCREW

Tip on improving the leverage and grip of a adjustment knob by mounting a short crank on the knob.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #39 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 20

Make replacement adjustment handles for machine tools by epoxying together a set screw, Allen wrench and wooden handle.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #46 Aug 1995 pg. 22

Shop-made adjustment knob made from threaded rod, a nut and wood.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #54 Oct 1996 pg. 28
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #60 Aug 1997 pg. 34

Tip: Make a wing bolt from a stove bolt and a metal washer.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1980 (v.58#7) pg. 38

Wooden wrench to provide extra leverage when turning a small wing nut (butterfly nut).
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1995 (v.18#5) pg. 11

Tip: How to make your own thumbscrews.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #218 Apr 1981 (v.31#4) pg. 116

Tip: Convert ordinary sheet metal screws into thumb screws to speed disassembly of sheet metal parts.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #278 Apr 1987 (v.37#4) pg. 116

Make your own quick-adjusting clamp-nut for picture frame clamps and other "quick-adjust" situations.
FINE WOODWORKING #25 Nov-Dec 1980 pg. 23

Threaded dowels attached to plywood handles form the basis for a versatile workbench fastening system, holddowns, clamps, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #77 Jul-Aug 1989 pg. 14

Tip: Convert threaded rod connectors into "wing nuts" that are easier to tighten and fit in smaller locations.
FINE WOODWORKING #79 Nov-Dec 1989 pg. 14

Tip on using beeswax to keep machine lock-knobs from vibrating off.
FINE WOODWORKING #81 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 18

Wooden hand knobs (wing nuts). Three designs shown.
FINE WOODWORKING #85 Nov-Dec 1990 pg. 22

Making custom adjustment knobs and handles from wood and ordinary hardware (nuts, bolts, T-nuts).
FINE WOODWORKING #108 Sep-Oct 1994 pg. 22

Tip on substituting common threaded eyebolts for stud-type knobs and thumbscrews.
FINE WOODWORKING #112 May-Jun 1995 pg. 24

Tip on replacing small tool-locking thumbscrews with a threaded handle that allows more leverage.
FINE WOODWORKING #125 Jul-Aug 1997 pg. 28

Tip on keeping the threads of clamps and woodworking machines both clean and lubricated.
FINE WOODWORKING #127 Nov-Dec 1997 pg. 34

Threadless thumb nut helps solve some mechanical holding problems.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1970 (v.134#4) pg. 181

How to make "wings" for nuts and bolts. Seven substitutes that can be made in the home shop.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1971 (v.135#6) pg. 158

Tip: How to convert ordinary sheetmetal screws into thumbscrews.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1986 (v.163#10) pg. 128

Tip on making a simple custom-shaped wooden "wrench" to grip those three-lobe adjustment knobs found on tilting scroll saw tables and other tools.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #78 May 1994 (v.13#6) pg. 10

Tip on making large knobs for adjustable jigs from hardwood and hex-head bolts.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #84 May 1995 (v.14#6) pg. 8

Tip on using the handles from discarded plumbing fixtures as knobs on shop jigs and devices.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #86 Sep 1995 (v.15#2) pg. 6

Shop-made knobs. (1) Miter gauge handle. (2) Star knob. (3) Wing nut. (4) Crank. (5) Handwheel.
SHOPNOTES #26 Mar 1996 (v.5) pg. 10

How to make plastic knobs out of the plastic lids from household products.
SHOPNOTES #32 Mar 1997 (v.6) pg. 29

How to make a T-shaped knob from a nut and a plastic pipe tee fitting.
SHOPNOTES #43 Jan 1999 (v.8) pg. 5

Oversize wing nuts are made by casting fiberglass resin around a hex nut in a simple wooden mold.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #60 Apr-May 1988 pg. 88

Make a special wrench to loosen wing nuts.
WOOD MAGAZINE #26 Dec 1988 (v.5#6) pg. 18

Custom-made, oversize wing nuts are made from wood and a regular-size metal nut.
WOOD MAGAZINE #33 Feb 1990 (v.7#1) pg. 20

Turned wooden knobs fitted with embedded hex-head bolts make hold-down knobs.
WOOD MAGAZINE #40 Jan 1991 (v.8#1) pg. 22

How to make a more comfortable rotating crank handle for woodworking machines.
WOOD MAGAZINE #46 Oct 1991 (v.8#7) pg. 22

How to make a larger wooden knob for a scroll saw adjustment knob to improve its grip.
WOOD MAGAZINE #50 Feb 1992 (v.9#2) pg. 14

Scrap wood piece with a slot serves as a wrench to turn thumbscrews.
WOOD MAGAZINE #56 Nov 1992 (v.9#8) pg. 16

Bent carriage bolt replaces a knob for easier adjustments.
WOOD MAGAZINE #58 Jan 1993 (v.10#1) pg. 14

Make easy-to-grip adjustment knobs from hardwood discs and hex-head bolts.
WOOD MAGAZINE #73 Oct 1994 (v.11#7) pg. 8

Improve the gripping surface of a small thumbscrew by epoxying on a plastic cap from a soda bottle.
WOOD MAGAZINE #136 Oct 2001 (v.18#7) pg. 41

Palm wrench for getting a good grip on wing nuts is made from a scrap of hardwood.
WOOD MAGAZINE #145 Nov 2002 (v.19#7) pg. 34

Tip: Replace small adjustment knobs on tools with homemade wooden ones which are large enough to grip. Tee-nuts enable the wooden knobs to engage metal bolts.
WOODSMITH #23 Sep 1982 pg. 3

Tip: Make a wooden "wrench" for tightening thumb screws, such as those found on some depth stop mechanisms.
WOODSMITH #32 Mar-Apr 1984 pg. 3

Some designs for large wooden wing nuts and handles that are easy to grab and turn.
WOODSMITH #43 Jan-Feb 1986 pg. 3

Tip: "Wrench" made from wood is used to tighten wing nuts.
WOODSMITH #52 Aug 1987 pg. 3

Large wing nuts are made by combining wood with T-nuts.
WOODSMITH #70 Aug 1990 pg. 21

Wing nut wrench. Wooden T-shape "wrench" makes it possible to tighten small wing nuts securely.
WOODSMITH #71 Oct 1990 pg. 5

Oversize "knurled" nuts are made by pressing a small nut inside a large nut using a machinist's vise.
WOODSMITH #89 Oct 1993 (v.15) pg. 4

Adjusting knobs for tools, jigs, ... etc. are made from a replacement sill cock handle (metal handle for a water spigot) and a carriage bolt.
WOODSMITH #100 Aug 1995 (v.17) pg. 5

Tip describes how to make longer studded adjusting knobs for jigs.
WOODSMITH #103 Feb 1996 (v.18) pg. 4

Tip on making adjusting knobs from small wooden circles and steel bolts.
WOODWORK #34 Aug 1995 pg. 14

Making locking or adjusting knobs for use with shop-made tools, gauges, etc. How to attach uniquely-shaped handles to standard metal screws to produce attractive and strong knobs.
WOODWORKER #1107 Feb 1986 (v.90#2) pg. 161

Simple wooden wrench for tightening router thumbscrews.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1987 (v.11#3) pg. 53

Tip on fabricating large threaded knobs for tightening jigs and fixtures. Make from wood and Tee-nuts.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1990 (v.14#3) pg. 66

Tip: Use small scrap gears to convert ordinary bolts into thumbscrews.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1980 (v.36#3) pg. 11